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Free-from fervour

first_imgWhen somebody asks you, ’Do you like the taste of hospital food?’, it’s usually because you’ve spilt somebody’s pint in a packed Wetherspoon’s. Last month, British Baker had to ponder this question when we attended a taste test of baked goods, supplied into Southampton University Hospital. And it wasn’t without a similar sense of Friday night trepidation. This was a gluten-free taste test.”Go on, try the gluten-free baguette,” was the ominous dare that crept around the tasting table. On the surface, this curio seemed inviting enough: a dark crust, a slash down the centre, your standard bake-off quality baguette. But on the inside lurked something more akin to petrified loft insulation, with the mouth-feel of running your tongue up a brick wall.Such is the hit-but-mainly-miss nature of that unique niche: bakery products for people who cannot eat bakery products. “Do they actually taste this stuff?” piped up one member of the panel, held at the hospital, which was looking for something more palatable than this rogue baton.While there are, no doubt, a lot of stinkers out on the gluten-free market, product quality and availability has rocketed over the last five years. Dedicated free-from sections have sprung up in all the major multiples, while high street café chains stock gluten-free products as a staple.Why the shift? One reason is that consumers are increasingly shunning the GP for information on dietary matters in favour of Google, and self-diagnosing coeliac disease in greater numbers. For people under 44, the internet now ranks above GPs as a source of information on food sensitivity issues. Gluten is increasingly perceived as a “red flag” ingredient, like saturated fat. And coeliac disease has becomes that oddest of species: a disease it’s cool to have.A new report commissioned by Mrs Crimble’s – a free-from cake and biscuit brand – noted that most of the growth in the free-from market had not come from people who think they had a food intolerance, but from those who simply want less wheat and gluten in their diets, and that accounts for half the market. It stated the number of people who believed they had some food intolerance had grown by over a third between January 2007 and 2008, though from a small base.”The supermarkets are doing gluten-free more and more – partly because it’s quite fashionable to have allergies,” reflects Clea Pidgeon, paediatric dietician at the hospital. “You’ll read that some celebrity is on a wheat-free diet and that it’s the best thing ever, and people will have a go at it. That’s why it’s become a lot more available, but this helps the patients who really need it!”It was these genuine sufferers who tested the products with us in Southampton. Intriguingly, panellists said product quality was not as important as availability. Most attendees were grateful just to have something baked to eat. “I’ve not had a chocolate teacake for four years!” exclaimed one, joyfully. Price was the overwhelming sticking point for most coeliacs, who complained in chorus of the hefty premiums placed on standard products. When BB followed this up with suppliers, they said prices will only come down when scales increase and the category goes more mainstream.The market has changed considerably; while, five years ago, gluten-free bread would come in tins, you can now buy fresh bread, though often they have to be “refreshed” in the microwave – a drawback for everyday consumption. “People cannot regenerate their bread at school or work,” notes Pidgeon. “Bread, patients tell me, is the biggest area of concern, though there has certainly been real improvements.”But is it really possible to make gluten-free products that stand up next to regular ones? “We’re seeing more real bakers like ourselves in the market – and not just pharmaceutical companies – making the products,” says Paddy Cronin, sales and marketing director of United Central Bakeries, which is developing cakes alongside its existing gluten-free morning goods.== ==It’s apparent the expectations of some coeliacs are growing in tandem with product quality. I put it to one panellist that, surely, gluten-free is too niche to ever become mainstream. “Research suggests that 1% of the population are gluten-intolerant, but they don’t know it – that’s a huge market,” he replied. Of course, the remaining 99% that aren’t and do know it, is even more huge.Switching allegianceWould a coeliac really switch allegiance to, for example, Costa, if they found it stocked a gluten-free product, I ventured? “They already sell a couple of gluten-free products. But… they should be selling more than that!”The gripe is that, while gluten-free cakes are available in cafés, there are few gluten-free morning goods. But this may be down to the technical challenges in NPD. “It’s difficult to make them, because you don’t have the benefits of gluten, which gives structure – so you’re working more with a batter than a dough,” says UCB’s Cronin. “But anything is possible; we’ve made gluten-free pitta bread and crumpets when no-one else in the market was doing so.”But NPD for coeliacs is a tricky beast. It is very hard to find one ingredient that can replace gluten’s function in baking and still get a cake or biscuit that tastes good. “A careful mix of ingredients such as gluten-free flours – rice flour, maize flour and possibly starches, fibres and gums – I find can work well in baking,” says Angela Mumby, a technologist for consultant firm Food Ambitions.The other challenge for suppliers is that, while coeliacs are screaming out for more gluten-free, it can be hard to reach that audience. “I believe an increasing number of consumers are hoping that tasty gluten-free treats will make their way to mainstream stores. We receive many requests from the specialist stores, but I fear that mainstream venues are hesitant to stock gluten-free for fear that their conventional customers will not buy them,” says Lise Madsen, MD of Honeyrose Bakery.”Many gluten-free products taste pretty awful and yes, it’s difficult to overcome the inherent gritty, dry and heavy texture that characterises poor gluten-free products, but it’s definitely possible.”While coeliacs can source products directly, mainly through organisations such as Coeliac UK and Allergies UK, the difficulty, they say, is in trying to find much gluten-free on the high street. Unless, that is, you threaten to vomit in the shopkeeper’s face, as one panellist suggested: “They don’t take much notice if you say you’re coeliac. It’s not the same as nut allergies, where people are worried you’ll have a fit. But they’re more sympathetic if you threaten to throw up your stomach lining.”—-=== Labelling ===Coeliac disease is characterised by intolerance to gluten, but there is no legal definition of what gluten-free means. An international standard for gluten-free products that are produced from cereals containing gluten – The Codex Alimentarius – allows 200mg of gluten per kilogram in products, though manufacturers are not legally required to comply. In December 2007, it was announced that the Codex standard was to be cut to just 20mg/kg following pressure from campaigners. Those products between 20 and 200mg/kg will be referred to as “gluten-reduced”. The majority of coeliacs could tolerate between 20mg and 100mg of gluten per kg of product.”While in the grand scheme of things its impact will be low, apart from on those who follow a gluten-free diet, it will mean that coeliacs may lose faith in those brands that were once labelled as gluten-free, but will in future be labelled as gluten-reduced or reformulated and relaunched,” reported research firm Mintel.—-=== Street walking ===So how hard is it to get a gluten-free treat with your coffee? We’re not talking about soups, salads or jacket potatoes here – we want cakes, scones, the good stuff. Here’s what the streets of Southampton had to offer…? 1 John Lewis café: cherry and coconut slice, £1.95? 2 Morris Pasties: sells a variety of packaged traybakes and slices, but are any of them suitable for coeliacs? “How hungry are you?” says the assistant. “Our soups are gluten-free but our pasties and cakes aren’t.”? 3 Costa: Gluten-free round raspberry shortcake, £1.20? 4 Greggs and Subway: Dream on!? 5 Pret A Manger: The assistant guides us through a weighty ingredients book, and there are gluten-free salads, crisps and soups, but only one wheat-free orange cake finger, £1.99? 6 Bhs Coffee Shop: “We don’t have any information on what is or isn’t in the products, sorry…”? 7 M&S Café Revive: Rich fruit cake finger £1.50? 8 Druckers: none of their delightful treats were gluten-free—-=== Talking heads ===== Elianor Kea, dietician ==”A lot of the gluten-free breads are very dry, heavy and crumbly. But people generally don’t complain; they’re just pleased that they’ve got something that they can eat.”Once you’re on a gluten-free diet you’ve got the same health risks as everybody else. So most people will put up with the fact that the bread’s not as nice.”== Anna Brian, dietician and coeliac ==”With the sandwiches, you’ll find that the bread is very crumbly and dry. But if you have them as an open sandwich, you’ve only got one slice of bread to get through. If patients can’t find a bread they like, we urge them to get a breadmaker and try using seeds to make the bread more interesting. They tend to get the basics on prescription and buy the little luxuries from supermarkets.”== Karen Read, administrator, coeliac for four years ==”Gluten hides itself in a lot of products, so you don’t buy processed foods if you’re a coeliac. I tend to make everything like breads from scratch.”I don’t buy from supermarkets, because they’re a lot more expensive than normal foods, and you can make them yourself. I’ve lost the taste of what baked products used to taste like, and I’m used to it.”== Alan Noble, retired, coeliac for 11 years ==”The hardest thing for a coeliac is going out for a coffee or tea, because you’re very lucky to get something.”When you do find somewhere, you spread the word. It must be very difficult for a bakery to keep the separation in their production, but it would be nice to just be able to buy a gluten-free roll or scone from a baker in the high street.”last_img read more

Community Bank Closing Branch Lobbies

first_imgImage by Matt Hummel / WNY News Now.FALCONER – Local Community Bank locations are closing their branch lobbies due to increased COVID-19 activity in the area.The company announced that starting Wednesday customers will need to use their drive-throughs to access most in person banking services.However, customers are able to schedule appointments to speak with bank workers inside the lobby.The bank’s ATMs and secure night depositories do remain available for use. Bank management is encouraging customers to use the online, mobile and phone banking options as well.Community Bank has locations in Jamestown, Falconer, Westfield, Randolph, Sherman, Ripley, Cassadaga, Dunkirk and Silver Creek. Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Auction fever: Sub $1m homes in Brisbane going, going, gone!

first_imgThis four-bedroom house at 132 Turner Rd, Kedron, sold at auction for $1.15m at the weekend.Selling agent Brooke Copping of Ray White Wilston said the four-bedroom, two-bathroom property at 132 Turner Road attracted five registered bidders, with bidding opening at $800,000.“The large block size is unusual for the area and the family that bought it from the Sunshine Coast really appreciated the charm and the character,” Ms Copping said. Hannah Perry at her Red Hill home, which sold at auction on Saturday. Image: AAP/John Gass.About 70 people gathered in the property’s backyard to watch as 10 registered bidders fought for a cute, two-bedroom cottage on a small 253 sqm block at 17 Ella St, Red Hill at the weekend.Bidding opened at $670,000 and the house was put on the market at $840,000 before three bidders pushed the sale price to $865,000.Selling agent Judi O’Dea of Ray White Paddington said the buyer was a local couple with a toddler who were first home buyers. Ms O’Dea said she had about 20 cash unconditional buyers on her books looking for an inner-city cottage under $1 million in Brisbane.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus11 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market11 hours agoIn Kedron, a Spanish mission inspired home sold for $1.15 million under the hammer on Saturday. This three-bedroom house at 8 Bramston Tce, Herston, sold under the hammer for $1.01m on Saturday.Also on the northside, a four-bedroom renovated house at 83 Vardon St, Wilston, sold for $1.9 million at auction through Place Estate Agents.A three-bedroom, one-bathroom house at 23 Mein Street, Hendra, sold under the hammer for $790,000, after attracting five registered bidders and a “little worse for wear” three-bedder at 8 Bramston Tce, Herston, was sold at auction for $1.01 million after ten registered bidders vied for the inner-city property. This two-bedroom cottage at 17 Ella St, Red Hill, sold for $865,000.“They have been bidding at my auctions and missed out on at least two other opportunities, so I was working with them and standing over them and making them bid strongly,” Ms O’Dea said.“I said to them; ‘You will lose out again unless you give me a strong bid!’“I think a lot of buyers at the moment have to experience an auction for themselves to realise that anything sub $1 million is very hotly contested and they have to be strong.” MORE: HAMMER TIME FOR BRISBANE SELLERS This huge home at 83 Vardon St, Wilston, sold for $1.9m at auction on Saturday.On the southside, a five-bedroom family home at 9 Preston Court, Calamvale, sold under the hammer for $724,000 after attracting six registered bidders and about 40 bids.It was marketed by Cindy Kuang and John Heng of Place – Sunnybank. This three-bedroom house at 23 Mein St, Hendra, sold under the hammer for $790,000 on Saturday.“The market is really good at the moment with heaps of people through the opens, so I’d urge anyone thinking of selling to take advantage and put your home on the market now.“Great properties will demand a really great price, and when you have a full marketing suite that includes online and print advertising, that’s a recipe for success.” Brisbane’s auction market had a strong weekend, with home buyers out in force.BRISBANE’S auction market is on fire, with spring selling season kicking in early at the weekend as 25 per cent more homes sold under the hammer than this time last year.According to preliminary figures from CoreLogic, Brisbane reported a clearance rate of 67.7 per cent with 94 properties going to auction across the city and buyers out in force.That’s significantly higher than the same period last year when the clearance rate was only 41.8 per cent. RELATED: AMA BOSS AND TV DOCTOR SELLING BRISBANE INVESTMENT Chief auctioneer for Ray White Queensland, Mitch Peereboom. Image: AAP, John Gass.Ray White Queensland chief auctioneer Mitch Peereboom said it was a strong auction weekend for the state with multiple properties and multiple registered bidders.“It was a strong day in particular for the unit market with a number of excellent results and that really shows the confidence buyers have in the unit market,” Mr Peereboom said.last_img read more

State Representative Ed Trimmer provides 2013 legislative session wrapup

first_imgby Ed Trimmer, Kansas State Representative, District 79 (Northwest Cowley and Northeast Sumner Counties) — The Kansas Legislature has completed the 2013 Legislative Session.  As expected, it was another difficult year filled with complicated and controversial issues.Ed TrimmerAfter working into the night, we adjourned at around 2 a.m. on the 99th day of the session.  The Speaker of the House had predicted an 80-Day session, due to the overwhelming majorities of Brownback supported conservatives in both the House and Senate.  Because the session ran nine days over the traditional 90-day session, I will be donating my additional salary to high school student councils in my district which includes Belle Plaine, Oxford, Udall and Winfield.I will be conducting my bi-annual listening tour in July.  The tour will be at several locations in each of the communities in our district.  I will spend a few hours at each location.  I want to meet you and listen to what you have to say.  A tour schedule is included in this newsletter.Here is what I consider the most important issues of the wrap-up session.Common Core Education Standards:For many years, the American public has demanded more accountability for public education.    In response, the National Governor’s Association and the Council of Chief State Education Officers began creating common core standards as early as 2003, during the Bush administration.  Since then, at least 45 states have worked cooperatively for over 10 years to establish standards that are common and more rigorous for each grade level.  Each state sets their own set of standards using the common core as a bench-mark and each school has the freedom to decide textbooks and curriculum to meet the standards.This session, legislation was proposed to abolish common core standards.  Many proponents based their arguments on a wide variety of misinformation.  Many more people representing educators, administrators, state school board members, local school board members and businesspeople testified against the ban and for the standards.  The bill failed in the House Education Committee on a bi-partisan vote of seven (Republicans) for and 11 (six Republicans and five Democrats) against.  I actively opposed the bill.On the last day of the session, a few House members demanded that the Senate pass a bill to de-fund common core standards not already adopted or they would not vote for the budget and push the wrap-up session into its 100th day.  The Senate passed a bill and sent it to the House but it failed to get the 63 votes it needed to pass.It is important to note, that common core standards are not a federal mandate, would not cost Kansas tens of millions of dollars and do not involve increased data collection by federal officials.  These standards are supported by many Fortune 500 companies, the United States Chamber of Commerce and the U.S. Army. The Army likes the idea that military families can move from state to state and their children will be educated with the same standards for each grade.  For complete information and a list of standards, concerned citizens can consult the Kansas State Department of Education and the Kansas State Board of Education web sites.The 2014 and 2015 budget bill:The state budget is more than just a list of expenditures.  It is an expression of our values.  I voted against the budget bill because it goes against the values we hold as Kansans.  The self-inflicted budget crisis in which we find ourselves, threatens education, public safety, early childhood programs and employment.Kansas colleges and universities are cut by nearly $66 million over the next two years.  This will threaten the overall quality and stature of our colleges and universities while forcing higher costs onto Kansas families in the form of higher tuition rates.The budget raids funds for early childhood education taking $9.5 million from the children’s initiatives fund.  This fund uses money awarded to the state as part of the settlement with tobacco companies.This budget fails to address K-12 school funding.  Our public schools were cut drastically in recent years and a Kansas Appeals Court ruled back in January that school funding was over $400 million short of where it should be.  Instead of addressing this, legislators chose to give more tax breaks to the wealthy.The state highway fund is raided for another $300 million over the next two years to cover state general fund obligations.  This means less money for important safety improvements for our Kansas roads and highways.Cuts to the Department of Corrections will threaten supervision of sex offenders as well as parole supervision, mental health and substance abuse treatment for inmates.  According to Brownback’s Secretary of Corrections, with these cuts “we will be spending far more than we save with the potential for increased victimization of Kansans due to an increased rate of untreated, unsupervised offenders in our communities.”Much like the budgets we see coming out of Washington D.C., under this budget Kansas borrows heavily from bonded projects or adds new bond indebtedness.  The State is projected to spend $628 million more than it brings in through revenue over the next five years.Even with $777 million in new taxes, the budget will be $23.7 million in the hole by FY 2018, assuming no new expenditures for the next five years if only to keep pace with inflation.The tax plan:Last year, the legislature eliminated almost all business income tax, which I voted against. During his 2013 “State of the State” speech, the Governor again pushed for additional income tax cuts with the stated goal of eliminating the personal income tax altogether.  To pay for the income tax cuts that disproportionately benefit the wealthy, the Governor sought to shift the tax burden to the working poor and middle class Kansas families.Included in the final tax plan was a permanent extension of the temporary sales tax increase passed in 2009.  Raising the sales tax generates $1.1 billion dollars over the next five years and results in more than $145 million in higher taxes on food.Kansans pay the ninth highest combined local and state sales tax rates in the United States. The average Kansan pays $868 in sales taxes each year. This is 15 percent higher than the national average and 39 percent higher than a five state region including Kansas, Colorado, Nebraska, Oklahoma and Missouri.The tax plan also raises taxes on Kansans by cutting standard deductions on single heads of households and married couples filing jointly by $311 million and reduces itemized deductions for items such as home mortgage interest and property taxes paid by an additional $664 million.  Only the very wealthy will see any income tax benefit.The legislature isn’t required to pass a tax plan before adjourning, but it is necessary to pass a budget.  Senate Republicans refused to hold a vote on the budget without first passing a tax plan, effectively forcing negotiations on a tax plan before the 2013 legislature could adjourn. In the end, this resulted in a $777 million tax increase on low to middle income working families over the next five years.I voted against the tax plan because it fails to fix the budget crisis created by last years business income tax elimination, forces cuts to public safety and education, and forces the working poor and middle class Kansans to pay for tax breaks that benefit the wealthy.Washington style politics in Kansas?In 2010, Brownback Conservatives, the Kansas Chamber, and the Republican Assembly as well as tea-party groups, criticized Kansas Democrats for voting for the three-year (temporary) sales tax, calling it the largest tax increase in state history.In 2012, these same groups blamed Moderate Republicans in the Senate for gridlock in Topeka. and criticized them for voting for the 3-year (temporary) sales tax.This year, with the Brownback Conservatives in control of the House and Senate, there was still gridlock, resulting in 9 extra days in session at taxpayer’s expense.  Instead of the sales tax reverting back to 5.7 percent on July 2013, it will remain at 6.15 percent indefinitely.When the national economy was bad and Kansas needed the temporary sales tax, those voting for it were criticized.  Today, Kansas suffers from a self-inflicted budget crisis caused by last year’s tax plan.  Those who criticized the sales tax increase before now support it.  Confused?  Me, too!Listening tour schedule: I will buy the coffee and listen.  I want to hear what you think.Thursday, July 11, Belle PlaineCasey’s 6:30 – 11 a.m.Senior Center 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.Friday, July 12, OxfordAngie D’s Cafe 6:30 – 9 a.m.COOP 9:30 – 11 a.m.Senior Center -  11:30 a.m.- 1 p.m.Monday, July 15th,  WinfieldCollege Hill Coffee 7:30-11 a.m.Tuesday, July 16th,  WinfieldBiederman’s 6:30 – 10 a.m.Wednesday, July 17,  UdallPhillips 66 6:30- 9 a.m.Eagle Convenience Store 9-10 a.m.1.  Should alcohol be sold at retail food outlets in addition to liquor stores?Yes  30, No  127   I did not support the concept.2.  Should the one-cent sales tax be extended beyond the promised elimination date of July 1, 2013?Yes  68 , No  88     I voted not to extend of the sales tax.3.  Would you favor a system that allows the Governor to select court of appeals judges directly?Yes  17, No  138    I voted no on this issue.4.  Do you favor the elimination of the Home Mortgage Interest Exemption?Yes  22, No  130    I voted not to cut or eliminate the exemption.5.  Should the issue of where concealed weapons are carried be decided at the state level not the local level?Yes  71 , No  82     I voted to keep local control.6.  Should adults with conceal/carry permits be allowed to carry weapons in public schools?Yes  57 No  98     I voted to prohibit anyone but law enforcement, unless the local district decided  otherwise, which is current law.7.  Should adults with conceal/carry permits be allowed to carry weapons on college campuses?Yes  64 No  96.  I voted to leave it up to the college.8.  Should adults with conceal/carry permits be allowed to carry weapons in government offices and court houses?Yes  45  No  110    I voted to leave it up to the local entity.9.  Should investor owned corporate farms be allowed in Kansas?Yes  25  No  127    The issue did not come to the House floor.I deeply appreciate the contact I received from so many constituents in recent months.  I worked hard to ensure the interests of our district were addressed under the Dome.  If I can ever be of assistance to you or your family, please do not hesitate to contact me at my Capitol office 785-296-7122 (when we are in session) or at home 620-221-7146. You can e-mail me at [email protected]  If you would like frequent e-mail updates during the session, just let me know and I will add you to my update list. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (2) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +2 Vote up Vote down OurVotes Rlost · 373 weeks ago I miss having our representative in Wellington………….. Report Reply 0 replies · active 373 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down MJE · 373 weeks ago Mr. Trimmer, Let’s set aside the fact that the Common Core standards were developed by corporate interests, not classroom educators, and look at the standards themselves. Do you honestly feel that “Recommended Levels of Insulation by the the US Environmental Protection Agency,” and the “Invasive Plant Inventory,” by California’s Invasive Plant Council, are good reading texts to use in schools? Do you see any significance in the fact that James Milgram, the only mathematician on the validation panel, refused to sign off on the math standards, stating that they are actually two years behind those of other advanced nations? Keep in mind that the Common Core standards are subject to copyright and states that adopt them are very limited in the changes and additions that can be made. Do you feel the product placement is appropriate that has been reported in the tests Pearson has developed to comply with Common Core? Report Reply 0 replies · active 373 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! 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Man vandalizes church in Miami

first_imgPolice in Miami- Dade county have arrested a 22-year-old man after he allegedly vandalized an area church.Roberto Rubio was taken into custody on Sunday after surveillance video captured him shattering windows and smashing potted plants at the  St. Paul Lutheran Church, located near Southwest 107th Avenue and Miller Drive.He has since been charged with burglary of an unoccupied structure and was given a $5,000 bond.Rubio was also ordered to stay away from the house of worship.last_img